You’ll be brushing and flossing all day after hearing this … Astudyfrom the University of Bergen in Norway found that brushing and flossing twice a day may prevent Alzheimer’s.
According to researchers, the bacteria that causes gingivitis (gum disease) makes a protein that kills nerve cells in the brain – leading to memory loss and, ultimately, Alzheimer’s.
“We discovered DNA-based proof that the bacteria causing gingivitis can move from the mouth to the brain,” says study co-author Piotr Mydel.
The solution? Brush and floss and go to the dentist regularly.